Unrestored Original 1969 Datsun 2000

1969 Datsun 2000

A lot of people nowadays are always looking for classic cars on craigslist or eBay for a possible candidate for a restoration project and brag about its value after the restoration will be finished. So it’s always refreshing to find cars like this original 1969 Datsun 2000 roadster that is listed on craigslist. The seller is proud to say that the Datsun has never been restored and was just kept in its great condition through maintenance and care. It is currently in Alabama and the buy-now price is $12,000.

original 1969 Datsun 2000

The seller says this Datsun was owned by a lady for 45 years. It was sold brand new in Louisiana and the original dealer’s mark is still intact on the rear panel. The Datsun’s interior is still original and left untouched. As you can see, the interior looks great and has no major damages. On the picture above, the carpets have been removed to show that the floor panels are very well intact.

1969 Datsun 2000 engine

The Datsun has its original dual side draft carburetors and the numbers are matched that proves its authenticity. The seller has done some basic maintenance to ensure that the next owner will have no trouble driving it. The Datsun comes with a new timing chain tensioner, master cylinder, clutch slave cylinder, and different hoses and belts. The fuel tank and fuel lines have been flushed and cleaned, the brake has also been checked. The tonneau cover and factory hardtop are all original. According to the seller, the Sora Blue finish it still the original paint. Except for some road rash spots, the Datsun looks rust free which might be possible if it has lived its life in a very dry area.

1969 Datsun 2000 exterior

The seller noted that it would be great to preserve this 1969 Datsun 2000 roadster so that its original and untainted value will not go to waste. But that is easier said than done as the Datsun roadsters are not really that resistant to rust so it would be a great challenge to preserve the rust-prone body panels. Most of these roadsters that have not been restored are in a very bad shape so finding one in such condition adds to its value.

So a question raised for its next owner is: Do you want to have a classic car that you can enjoy driving without constantly worrying about its condition or treat it like a collectors car and do everything you can to preserve its value?

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